She Is Sustainable: The leading female voices in Ireland’s sustainability movement

February 1, 2018 Women’s movements have dominated headlines recently, highlighting female empowerment through marches for equality and movements such as Time’s Up and #MeToo. Gracing our shores this week is another women’s event you will want to get behind. The She Is Sustainable conference shares the successes and struggles of the women in the world […]

Conference hears how women can lead Ireland’s sustainability movement

February 1, 2018 Female experts, employees, and enthusiasts from the sustainability, climate and environmental sectors met in Dublin this morning to discuss how they can work together to achieve a more sustainable Ireland. Taking place in the National Museum of Ireland this morning, the She Is Sustainable conference heard from six female guest speakers about […]

Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

January 30th, 2018 Get ready to rethink your fridge as a new food waste documentary reveals how your household habits could be the cause of the global food waste crisis. The Canadian documentary – Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story – follows director Grant Baldwin and producer Jen Rustemeyer as the couple embarks on […]

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Green party Senator calls for sustainable seaweed harvesting in Bantry Bay

January 29th, 2018 Senator Grace O’Sullivan has called for an update in foreshore licensing and more sustainable seaweed harvesting in Bantry Bay. The Green Party politician was speaking at a public meeting in Bantry yesterday that was organised by concerned citizens following the State’s decision to grant final approval for a large-scale mechanical kelp harvesting licence […]

Origin Green’s environmental commitments appear to be “marketing tool”, says TD

January 26th, 2018 Origin Green’s commitment to protecting the environment appears to be only a “marketing tool”, the Joint Committee on Agriculture heard this week. The comments from Independent TD Thomas Pringle follow Bord Bia’s appearance before the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday. Origin Green was created in 2012 by […]

EPA launches new national food waste prevention scheme

January 24th, 2018 The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new campaign calling on the Irish public to enjoy their food without the waste. The campaign – Food: Make the Most of It – is part of Stop Food Waste awareness week and aims to highlight the growing problem and how consumers can make savings […]

Concerned citizens dump plastic waste at Dáil’s door over inaction to tackle plastic pollution

January 17th, 2018 Concerned citizens dumped their plastic waste at the Dáil’s door this afternoon in protest over the government’s inaction to tackle plastic pollution. The demonstration organised by environmental charity VOICE Ireland took place as the Joint Committee on the Environment scrutinised the Green Party’s proposed Waste Reduction Bill.  Launched in June 2017, the […]

Green Party call for licensing system review after major fire at waste facility

January 15th, 2018 The Green Party has called for a review of waste licensing in the wake of a major fire at a metal recycling plant in Co Dublin last week. The blaze broke out in a shed at a car recycling plant on St Margaret’s Road close to Swords and Dublin airport last Wednesday. […]

Vegan food festival set to hit the streets of Dublin this month

January 10th, 2017 A weekend-long Vegan Foodie Festival is coming to Dublin this month to showcase the best of Irish vegan food. The first of its kind in Ireland, the festival will see a mix of completely vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants getting involved to offer discounts on delicious vegan grub. Vegans do not eat meat, […]

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Animal welfare groups slam IFA’s call to increase live animal exports

January 9th, 2018 International animal welfare groups have slammed the “disgraceful” calls from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to increase the live export of Irish livestock in 2018. The comments come in response to calls from the IFA’s National Livestock Chairman, Angus Woods at a Bord Bia seminar on live exports in Tullamore, Co Offaly […]